Elon Musk defends Russell Brand after newspaper calls comedian a ‘conspiracy theorist’

Elon Musk recently defended English comedian and YouTuber Russell Brand, who was called a “conspiracy theorist” by the media. The criticism came from The Telegraph and The Independent who expressed reservations about the opinions shared by Russell via his YouTube channel. In response, the comedian posted a video defending his views and said he analyzes news articles and never claimed to be a news source. Shortly after, billionaire Elon Musk tweeted that after watching Russell’s videos he found the comedian to be more balanced than those who condemned him. He also said groupthink among mainstream media was troubling.

“With so many mainstream media companies saying @rustyrockets is crazy/dangerous, I watched some of his videos. Ironically, he seemed more balanced and insightful than those who condemned him! Groupthink among big media companies is more troubling. There should be more dissent.”

His comment received a mixed response.

“I don’t agree with him sometimes, I sometimes agree too, but I don’t understand why it’s worth getting mad at someone for trying to think for themselves and put things in perspective. thoughtfully question mainstream narratives. We don’t all need to come to the same conclusions to follow suit.”

“In the past he was consistent, but now what he says doesn’t follow any logic. Or it’s me for the language differences.”

“Seriously, I don’t know what’s going on, but how do you honestly think Russell Brand is a conspiracy theorist? He is literally one of the most objective social critics. What’s going on?”

Elon Musk recently made headlines after challenging Russian President Vladimir Putin to a fight, while keeping Ukraine on the line. “Elon” quickly started trending on Twitter with users trying to decipher if it was the billionaire’s idea of ​​a joke. A few have even started taking sides, trying to predict who will win. When Elon was asked if he was serious, the billionaire reiterated his old challenge by tagging the Russian president’s official Twitter account.

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